Stefan Thau is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and the PhD coordinator for the OB Area. Professor Thau holds a PhD in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and a MSc (German Dipl. Psych.) in Psychology from the University of Mannheim, Germany. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was an Associate Professor of Organisational Behavior at London Business School. Professor Thau currently sits on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Discriminatory decisions are often driven by a combination of internalised stereotypes and rational self-interest.